Office of Student Life


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Please check the Stern Center website for updated hours of operation

Main Office Line:  843-953-2291

Main Email:

We are accepting ALL non-pershiable goods as donations. All questions related to Cougar Food Pantry should be submitted to Chris Bond at 

Virtual Event/Activity Management

With the return to campus, student organizations can still utilize the Zoom feature with CougarConnect while meeting in-person.

Student organizations can submit events into CougarConnect and list them as VIRTUAL in the event location.

Below are some links to help you learn how to track attendance without the Card-Swipe system, and how to create to create and join virtual meetings/events on Zoom.

1.) Track Attendance in CougarConnect manually.

2.) Scheduling a Meeting in Zoom:

3.) Joining a Meeting Best Practices:

  • Prior to the meeting, check your computer setup to ensure both microphone and video (if needed) work. Zoom has a guide on how to check your hardware.
  • Please mute your microphone when you are not speaking! Background noises such as typing, shuffling papers, turning pages, and distant conversations will be picked up and amplified by Zoom.
  • Use chat to ask questions and talk with other participants. This gives the presenter and the co-hosts more time to see your question and respond.
  • Check your internet connection! Hotel and airport internet are notorious for poor video call quality, where possible use a strong connection. If the audio quality is too poor, use the Zoom call-in number to join the conference by phone.
  • To prevent distracting sounds, please mute yourself when not speaking. Click the microphone icon at the bottom left of the toolbar to mute. A red slash through the microphone indicates when it is muted.
  • Click the microphone again to unmute yourself when you would like to speak.
  • Computers often have multiple audio devices. To select the correct microphone or speaker, click the chevron next to the microphone icon. If in doubt, choose “Same as System”.
  • Click the chat icon to join group chat. Here you can type questions to the presenter, chat with participants, or message the host or specific participants.
  • To message a specific person, click the chevron next to “Everyone” and choose the person. Or click the person’s name in chat.
  • If you want to speak, but not interrupt the current speaker, click “Raise Hand” to signal to the facilitator that you have a comment.

Virtual Communication with Organization

Organizations are encouraged to use CougarConnect to message their members. Organizations should ensure that their contact information is accurate on CougarConnect so students who wish to learn more about their organization are able to contact the appropriate individuals.

Send a message through your Roster in CougarConnect.

Student Organizations - More Resources

Now that students are back on-campus, this is a great time for student organizations to continue outreach to new students and returning students for membership.  Below are a list of suggested actions leaders can take to set their organization up for success:

  • Upload new photos into your CougarConnect profile—photos of your members socially distanced around campus.
  • Continue to update your organization social media platforms and make sure they are connected to your CougarConnect profile.
  • Register your events and meetings in CougarConnect to ensure they are on the events calendar.
  • Check your CougarConnect daily for updates!